There’s a lot of videos like this one on the internet, this is one I hadn’t seen before. Looks like this happened at; 501 Carolina St in Bellingham, WA 98225 October 3, 2009. If you go to the Google street view you can see the stump where they cut down the tree.
More electro-nerdery. This is NOT in the standard operating procedures here at PG&E. Switches? Who needs switches?